The British conception of emancipation cemented imperialism and vast exploitation instead of ending it.

  • Padraic X. Scanlan
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Black parents have long kept their kids out of schools that fail to meet their needs.

The weight of years of sexual abuse in U.S. gymnastics is evident in Tokyo.

  • Wendy Kline
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Displacement and gentrification are the norm for preparing for the Games.

  • Michael McDougall and MacIntosh Ross
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How Philadelphia addressed violence before embracing tough-on-crime policing.

  • Menika Dirkson
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Banning such teaching isn’t colorblind; it would erase Black people from history and maintain White cultural dominance.

  • David A. Love
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How Africa transformed Olympics activism.

  • Michelle Sikes
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The pandemic worsened mental health problems, but solutions have long been elusive.

  • Hannah Zeavin
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How basketball diplomacy has imperiled American basketball dominance, while fostering cultural benefits.

  • Lindsay Sarah Krasnoff
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The growth of women’s rugby made it possible to get the sport back in the Olympics.

  • Lydia Furse
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But it only rarely works — and the risk to the church is high.

  • Christine Adams
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With an eye toward U.S. power, Americans spread the sport making its Olympic debut.

  • Thomas Blake Earle
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The global reach and universal language of the Games makes them an attractive venue for trying to change the world.

  • Harry Blutstein
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While some have tried to use sporting events to "prove" prejudices, athletes of color have fought to shatter stereotypes.

  • Kyle Longley
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Without an official peace agreement signed, British officials banned Japan and Germany from attending the 1948 Olympics in bombed out London.

Without the opportunity for Cubans to leave for the U.S., however, the story may end differently.

  • Rozzmery Palenzuela Vicente
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Learning the history of Mexico can help Americans better understand themselves.

  • Gabriela Soto Laveaga
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How controversy over the Federal Writers’ Project echoes today.

  • Carole Emberton
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Should the production of money be a business run for private profit or a resource owned and operated by the public?

  • Jeffrey Sklansky
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Wally Funk was among a group of female pilots, known as the "Mercury 13," who in 1961 endured dozens of tests to see how women's bodies would hold up in space. On Tuesday, she joined billionaire Jeff Bezos on Blue Origin’s first crewed spaceflight.

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